Famous South Korean Writers

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Kim Eun-sook
(Screenplay Writer)
Kim Eun-sook
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Gangneung, South Korea

Kim Eun-sook is a South Korean screenwriter known for writing popular TV series like Secret Garden, for which she won many awards, including Korea Drama Award and the prestigious Baeksang Arts Award. Over the years, Kim Eun-sook's writing has appealed to viewers of all ages. In 2012, she was honored at the SBS Drama Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Min Jin Lee
(Novelist)
Min Jin Lee
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Birthdate: April 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Ko Un
(Poet)
Ko Un
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Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kunsan, South Korea
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 4 
Wonhyo
(Writer)
Wonhyo
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Birthdate: 0617 AD
Birthplace: Jain-myeon, Gyeongsan-si, South Korea
Died: April 28, 0686
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Miri Yu
(South Korean Playwright, Novelist, and Essayist)
Miri Yu
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Birthdate: June 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan

Miri Yu is a Zainichi Korean novelist, playwright, and essayist. Although she is a citizen of South Korea, Miri Yu writes in her native language, Japanese. Over the course of her career, Miri Yu has won several prestigious awards like the Noma literary prize and Akutagawa Prize. Many of her works, including Tokyo Ueno Station, have been translated into English.

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Han Yongun
(Poet)
Han Yongun
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Birthdate: August 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hongseong-gun, South Korea
Died: June 29, 1944
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Pak Kyongni
(Novelist)
Pak Kyongni
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Birthdate: December 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tongyeong-si, South Korea
Died: May 5, 2008
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Yi Munyŏl
(Author)
Yi Munyŏl
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Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yongyang, South Korea
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Kim Si-seup
(Scholar)
Kim Si-seup
1
Birthdate: 1435 AD
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: 1493 AD
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Yi Saek
(Writer)
Yi Saek
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Birthdate: 1328 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1396 AD
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Ku Sang
(Poet)
Ku Sang
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Birthdate: September 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: May 11, 2004
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Chu Ki-chol
(Author)
Chu Ki-chol
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Birthdate: November 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jinhae-gu, South Korea
Died: April 21, 1944